standing tall in warrnambool

One hour per week...
One life changed.



Young People need supportive relationships to fulfil their potential. In today's complex world many young people need more support and do benefit greatly from a relationship with a person outside their family circle.

The Standing Tall Mentoring in-school program recruits and trains members of the community to become mentors to students in schools. It has shown that the relationships developed through mentoring can make a real difference to a student struggling to cope with a wide range of issues.

Mentors meet with their mentee during school hours for approximately 1 hour per week for twelve months and up to two years with the same student. The program does not run during school holidays and is flexible to mentors time commitments.


What the Statistics tell us

  • 98% of students enjoy school more

  • 96% of students indicated that mentoring had a positive impact on their behaviour at school and home

  • 100% of students indicated that they had a more positive outlook about school and their future

  • 99% of students felt more valued

how we operate

  • 100% community funded program

  • 382 mentoring sessions

  • 14,120 mentoring hours

Get Involved


Become a Mentor

Mentors provide one-to-one support in school hours to a young person in the areas of life skills, self esteem and personal development. They are a good listener, like being with and care about the future of young people. 

Become a Sponsor

Warrnambool’s Standing Tall is a self-funded program, sourcing income through sponsorship and donations from the local business sector, community service clubs, philanthropic foundations and the general community. 

Make a Donation

Donate now to help a young person find their perfect mentor and positively affect their life forever.